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Dec 19, 2012 11:30am PST
for alliance resources consulting and bob murray and associates. as we all would expect if a vendor gives a reference we're going to get something that is good back because you wouldn't give a reference to get a bad evaluation, but the references did elicit some good information. for alliance, they were used for a number of recruitment efforts, specifically they have done marin, they have done contra costa county, san mateo, san jose, a large group of building agencies. talk to the director of human resources, they were satisfied with what has occurred. alliance also provides the recruitment for all the positions in contra costa county, which i think was interesting. they were asked to -- the references were asked to rate the quality of the candidates and they said that they were outstanding and this was specific to a question about a chief building official recruitment. and the other thing that he found out was that this vendor is flexible in working with the hiring authority to meet the specific needs including scheduled meetings with subject matter experts, development of recruitment
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
the recruitment based on what the entity wanted rather than a preconceived notion. bob murray and associates, he was the individual who did the last recruitment for the director. he knows the department as it was 7 years ago, is that how many years? he is, he brings a lot of skills, knowledge and abilities to the forefront and he has dealt with stake holder groups in high profile positions and they also can customize the services to meet the budget and service requirements of the hiring agency. the references he gave were people that were not -- it had been a while since they had done a recruitment so i think he told me it was something like 5 years from -- specifically for a building official. we know that either -- or he wanted to emphasize that either vendor can do the job. they could provide the services, they could meet the needs. there are some observations that he wanted to talk about. in terms of alliance, they have a local presence in palo alto but they are primarily a southern california firm. the cost of the search includes a no cost repeat in case the search is terminated. we don
Dec 20, 2012 12:00am PST
and then you do the reference checks. these individuals are doing it towards the front. in terms of bob murray, they are a known vendor, they have been involved with the prior department director. their level of understanding may be beneficial. he is not indicated as being the principle that will be team, instead they put in an individual whose background is in law enforcement and has experience with the fbi, police kinds of model of doing work. bob murray will conduct personal interviews with the top 10 to 12 candidates to make sure that they have the best potential and then he's going to do a public records request on candidates to determine if additional inquiries of the candidates are necessary. that was in quotes, public records. either individual would be able to do the job, it's up to you to make the decision. he is committed to work with you and the vendor to make sure this is a good, has a good outcome and that the commission is satisfied with the choice. >> thank you, deputy director. so at this point, just open it up to my fellow commissioners and let's have some dialogue. where
Dec 5, 2012 11:00am PST
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